Joint Replacement Clinic

Surgical replacement of a joint is also known as arthroplasty. Usually, a damaged joint is replaced with tools made of metal, ceramic or heavy-duty plastic. Hip and knee replacements are common types of arthroplasties. Conditions which require arthroplasty are deterioration of cartilage due to arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis.

The doctor recommends surgery when daily activities get affected because of continuous pain. These include pain while walking, sitting and standing and the inability to move freely. Arthroplasty will place an alternative artificial part instead of the damaged sections in the joint.

The procedure of arthroplasty is mostly a daycare procedure that takes a few hours. In this surgery, the surgeon first makes a small incision. The damaged cartilage and bone are removed and replaced with metal, plastic, or ceramic prosthetic implants. This implant looks similar to the natural joint.

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Dr. Prem James Charles

Specialist – Orthopaedics

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FAQ

  • Will knee replacement get rid of Rheumatoid arthritis?

    Knee surgery may relieve arthritis pain temporarily, but it does not cure the disease. Even after joint surgery, managing your arthritis will be necessary to reduce knee pain.

  • How many knee replacements can you have in a lifetime?

    The knee implants used in 85 percent to 90 percent of total knee replacement patients will last 15 to 20 years. As a result, some patients who have a knee replacement at a younger age may require a second operation to clean the bone surfaces and reattach the implants.

  • When should you get a knee replacement?

    If you have any of the following symptoms, it may be time for knee replacement surgery:

    • Knee pain that prevents you from doing the things you want to do every day
    • Day or night, moderate or severe knee pain while resting
    • Knee swelling and inflammation that does not go away despite rest or medication
    • An inward or outward bowing of your leg
    • An inward or outward bowing of your leg
  • How is knee replacement surgery performed?

  • Is shoulder replacement surgery worth it?

    Total shoulder replacement is a highly successful procedure with a 90% 10-year survival rate. Many patients recover with extremely functional shoulders and are able to resume normal daily activities and low-impact sports without pain.

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